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Perfect Fit – Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms

Posted May 1, 2016 /

As the average British home gets smaller, we all find ourselves looking for ways to save space without compromising on easy living. Little bedrooms are a tricky proposition as they need to be calm and tranquil while accommodating all of our clothes, shoes and accessories, plus spare bed linen and countless other items that we simply don’t have places for in the rest of the home. Storage is obviously paramount to solving this problem, but this needn’t mean stuffing huge items of furniture into the room – built-in systems that can be customised to suit you are widely available in any style.… view more.

Brights or Neutrals – Your Home

Posted May 1, 2016 /

When decorating the first stumbling block is often whether to go all out with colour and create a vibrant, eye-catching scheme that’s an explosion of colour or whether to stick to a more neutral palette of whites, creams and greys for a more chic and refined look. So we’ve done the hard work for you and have put together our favourite schemes and brilliant buys to help you decide whether to be bold with brights or calm and collected with neutrals.

Change the mood with an inexpensive blind with a subtle use of colour. Sunny yellow tones complement a grey scheme brilliantly and warm the space instantly.… view more.

Spring/Summer interior trends for 2016 – Dark Botanicals

Posted April 27, 2016 /

For the final part of our series of Spring/Summer 2016 interior trend boards, we’re looking at how you can bring a tropical feel to your home.

Exotic, dark and mysterious this trend plays with our ideas of indoors and outdoors bringing tropical, botanical inspiration into your interior. Inspiration is drawn from the forest canopy with large scale fern and palm motifs being used in expressive designs such as Tropics in Verde.

This trend is ideal for those looking to create a feeling of exotic luxury and opulence, designs like Tropics can be used as the statement piece to base your interior around.… view more.

Spring/Summer interior trends for 2016 – Artisan Traveller

Posted April 21, 2016 /

As part of our series of Spring/Summer 2016 interior trend boards, we’re looking at how you can bring a rich and cultural look to your home.

Artisan Traveller

Artisan traveller is a celebratory trend; recreate a rich and diverse cultural look by choosing designs whose inspiration is drawn from all over the world. Highly decorative, this trend is a celebration of pattern! Designs such as Azzura and Casablanca have easily recognisable inspirational roots; geometrics from Morocco and Mexican patterns have influenced both these bold and stylised prints.

Contrast pattern with plain in your interior and introduce flashes of fresh and zingy colours, Azzura Aqua could be easily partnered with shades of Sea Blue, Fresh Apple or Spring from Palette for a bright and lively Mediterranean feel.… view more.

Spring/Summer Interior Trends for 2016 – Classic Decoration

Posted April 13, 2016 /

We have created some trend boards to help you with your Spring/Summer 2016 interiors. Working from our new Style Studio Roller & Vertical Collection you can create these looks at home.

The key interior trends we have focused on are Classic Decoration, Artisan Traveller and Dark Botanics. These are our favourite trends for SS16. We have created trend boards so you can see our inspiration photos and how these relate to the blind fabrics we have created for you to use in your home. We will start to elaborate on each trend over the next few weeks so you can see which designs and fabrics work well throughout your home.… view more.

Top colours for 2016

Posted April 4, 2016 /

Style Studio has been working closely with our interiors stylist to determine the top 3 colour schemes that will be adorning our homes in 2016.… view more.

Hottest Shades – Your Home

Posted April 1, 2016 /

How to decorate with Rose Quartz and Serenity

For the first time ever, Pantone has announced two shades as its 2016 Colour of the Year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, a pairing to create calm and tranquillity. Here’s how you can use them, either together or separately, in your own home.

Team these two pastel shades together to create a balanced, soothing mood at home. How much you want to commit to this duet of colours, is up to you. Invest in a few cushions or make a bolder statement on the walls. Together, both Rose Quartz and Serenity will make a refreshing change in time for Spring.… view more.

Nude & Neutral – House Beautiful

Posted April 1, 2016 /

A lot of heat can be lost through large windows if they’re not double-glazed.

Thermal lining for curtains helps, or choose blinds with a special lining.

These pleated blinds have a honeycomb cellular structure that blocks excess heat from the outside in the summer months and prevents it escaping from inside when it’s cooler.

Available in 44 fabrics, Hive Silkweave in Elephant, Style Studio.

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Golden Glow – The English Home

Posted April 1, 2016 /

The popular sunny yet mellow tone of golden yellow bursts onto the scene again as it brightens interiors with its cheerful glow.

Dulux has named Cherished Gold as its colour of the year for 2016 and pretty golden hues are pervading many new collections in papers, fabrics, tiles and rugs. We believe that this new hue of yellow is more than just a fashion and has an appeal that will last for years to come.

Golden yellows are perfectly partnered by shades of grey or mink that provide a sophisticated foil to their vibrancy. These smart and gentle colour combinations allow for a little playfulness with patterns, whether pretty florals or bold geometrics.… view more.

Invite Brightness into your Home – Style at Home

Posted April 1, 2016 /

Liven up your interior by making a few simple changes and turning your space into somewhere that’s light, bright and good for the soul.

The power of natural light, sunshine and brightness does wonders for our sense of wellbeing, so it’s no surprise that we all dream of having a bright and sunny home. It’s only now that the days are getting longer and we’re emerging from the dark depths of winter, that we’re reminded of what an important role light really plays in our homes and how we live in them.

Whether you prefer to introduce artificial light or if you’re lucky enough to have big windows you want to make the most of.… view more.